5 must-have Nintendo Wii launch games

“The five Wii launch games that everyone needs to own. Start saving those pennies,” Mike Jackson writes for ComputerAndVideoGames.com (CVG).

“With the launch of the Wii just two months away, hype for the innovative new console is reaching critical levels. Every gamer in their right mind should be putting down some serious cash, ready for the launch – unless, like us, you plan on blowing your November wage on it, then doing without food for a month. Who needs food when there are so many games to buy? But if you can’t afford them all, here are the five that you simply must buy,” Jackson writes.

Jackson’s list:
• Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
• Red Steel
• Call of Duty 3
• Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
• Wario Ware: Smooth Moves

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Not Apple-related, but may be interesting to some MDN readers. We’re going to follow the story of Nintendo’s Wii for pretty obvious reasons.

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  1. Aaron: No, it’s the PS3 that’ll play Blu-Ray discs. Supposedly both the PS3 and the Xbox 360 are hi-def, but the Wii (god I hate that name… I wish they’d stuck with Revolution) does not. But that’s not exactly what they’re trying to do with the Wii. Introducing different/innovative gameplay is Nintendo’s goal. Sony and MS just want to try to replace PCs with high end game consoles.

  2. I’ve pre-ordered a Nintento Wii.

    Playstation: too Sony, boring games that are the same from PS1 to PS2 to PS3. Yawn. PS3’s sole purpose seems to be to establish the BluRay format for movies.

    Xbox: it’s from Microsoft, games are same as ones on my PC / Bootcamp partition. 360’s sole purpose seems to be lock gamers into M$ systems by expanding Windows across non-PC platformans: streaming media from PC, tokens (M$ Money) for Market Place downloads and Zune credits, integration of PC and Xbox gaming with XNA, integration with Microsoft Mobile, etc.

    Wii’s sole purpose is fun games. Yes: F. U. N.

  3. Hopefully games consoles will be better at playing HD movies than PS2 was at playing DVDs.

    PS3: BluRay movies, HDMI connector.

    Xbox 360: $180 add-on to play HD DVD movies, component connector.

    Wii: plays games.

    One thing to consider …

    HD DVD movies getting excellent reviews for picture and audio quality due to use of next-gen codecs on 30GB discs, BluRay movies getting terrible reviews (‘The Fifth Element’ is barely as good as DVD version) because of use of old inefficient codecs on 25GB discs.

    BluRay is getting better, and reviewers / early adopters are saying some discs are now just as good as HD DVD ones (the ones from Paramount that use the same codec on both) and there have been half a dozen titles announced on the 50GB size so use of old codec doesn’t ruin the picture quality so much. But neither of these is the case with all BluRay movies, it’s buyer beware and check reviews because some look terrible.

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